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The Fatherless

Discussion in 'Praise Forum' started by VictoryinJesus, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. VictoryinJesus

    VictoryinJesus Well-Known Member

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    It has been a while since I’ve posted praise or a testimony. @Nancy has me considering the beginning of my relationship with God. I’ve shared it before, I think, but it was so long ago I’m sure it has been lost in the many posts I’ve made since coming to the board.

    One prayer God answered immediately was the prayer for Him to show me what He sees when He looks me. I have this friend who I’ve always thought was exceptionally beautiful on the outside. She has it together, traveling the world as a missionary. People gravitate towards her. I used to pray for God to make me someone else...someone like my friend Sherry. This was a constant prayer...to be like her. Along with the prayer for Him to show me the truth about me. During those times of prayer and seeking, God’s love grew so powerful over my life and I became certain of having the Father I had always craved. Not long after the prayers to see me through His eyes...a truth was uncovered. A truth I never expected which was the Father I had grown up thinking was my father...was not my biological father. My biological father was a man my mother had an affair with and I was the result. After forty some years I find out I have three brothers and sister I had never met. They had grown up and went to school with me. I looked my sister up on Facebook one night and she is only one year younger than I am. The resemblance was undeniable. The night she was told she has a sister, she started screaming and crying. Her husband had to console her as she couldn’t breathe. I am her only sister. later she told me all her life she felt like someone was missing from her life. Her parents had known about me and my biological father must have felt such guilt that he opted out of my life, he later brought home a little girl he adopted, then later sent her back when it didn’t work out. I never got to meet my father before he died. The point of sharing this is, God had prepared me before the secret came out. He had shown me that I do have a Father and would never be fatherless again. I’ve never experienced any anger or resentment but only peace over my beginning. Of course, there is way more work God has done in my life that has brought me to the place where I can honestly say...today...I no longer crave to be someone else. Those prayers of coveting my friends appearance or attention or ministry are long gone. I’m content with being who God created me to be. I’m fascinated everyday at His work and know it is a great Honor to be fully known by God.
     
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    Nancy Well-Known Member

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    Wow, and awesome! Speaking of wanting to be someone else makes me think of one of my prayers for myself...I ask the Father to give me the quiet and gentle and loving spirit of my mother. It seems all 7 of us got my fathers. I was not at all close to my father and had and can still have a hard time understanding a healthy father/daughter relationship. I would like to share the song "You Say"by Lauren Daigle as, the first time I heard this song, the lyrics answered every question I had on that very low day, feeling unsaved and wondered if He truly DID love me as His daughter, I even asked the specific questions answered in these simple lyrics...from note one I heard the song...the second I opened my bedroom door to get away from these 4 walls - this song came on Pandora which was playing at the time.
     
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    Thank you for sharing. It is a beautiful song. :) Your mother sounds like an amazing woman.
     
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    My mom was the kindest, most gentle-spoken woman I've ever known, and I loved her more than anybody this side of heaven. Ty ♥
     
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    Thank you for sharing. I feel the same way a lot. It is easy to feel inadequate. But being someone else would mean I wouldn't have my daugjter and hubby, and possibly even my relationship with God. This makes me grateful.
     
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    Yes, it is. I’ve come to see it is not a bad thing Mayflower. It is a blessing. There are some that need nothing or no one, not even God. That is a curse. God leads the inadequate, causing those inadequate (by the worlds standards) to be adequate (by God’s standard).
     
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